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AP: The economy sucks because there’s no more federal government stimulus coming

Seriously?  Is this a news story or a column by Paul Krugman?  Nope, it’s allegedly “news”.  Right out of the chute:

Shoppers won’t shop. Companies won’t hire. The government won’t spend on economic stimulus – it’s cutting instead. And the Federal Reserve is reluctant to do anything more.

Without much to invigorate growth, the economy may be in danger of slipping into a stupor like the one Japan has failed to shake off for more than a decade. And Wall Street is spooked.

Note how they set up their position.  The economy is in the crapper because…

1.  “Shoppers won’t shop”.  OK, no one will argue that shoppers refusing to shop keeps the economy depressed.

2.  “Companies won’t hire”.  OK, no one will argue that the continuing unemployment problem, fueled by companies not hiring, keeps the economy depressed.

3.  “The government won’t spend on economic stimulus – it’s cutting instead”.  OK, no one will argue that…uh…wait a sec!  Actually, based on the fact that the last “economic stimulus” didn’t do a friggin’ thing it advertised, I think I can safely say that most people will question the wisdom of government stimulus.

Then, notice how the second paragraph opens: “Without much to invigorate growth…”  The clear implication here is that 1-3 above were all things that would “invigorate growth” if their reverses were true.  In other words, we’d see “invigorated growth” if shoppers did shop, if companies would hire, and if the government would spend on economic stimulus.  That’s the AP’s position, presented as three equally contributing factors to our current economic condition.  But that’s like saying that a passenger plane crashed because the plane ran out of fuel mid-air, the flight crew all passed out, and the plane’s bathroom was out of toilet paper, when the latter had jack squat to do with the crash.

Nope…no liberal media bias!

August 4, 2011 - Posted by | big government, economic ignorance, media bias


  1. I just had to chuckle at the inverted logic of the AP… and your’s as well. CL, you do brighten my day. Keep up the good work.
    The AP, of course, was serious in its analysis of the situation. I keep getting reminded that most of the writers for the MSM are not the brightest pennies in the roll. Not even close.
    Silly liberals.

    Comment by J. Guidry, Battlefield, MO. | August 4, 2011

  2. When will both parties (and many Americans) realize government hinders economic growth and does not stimulate it.

    Get out of business’s way. Repeal the punitive cooperate tax code and regulation. Start producing energy domestically, and Amerrica will boom again.

    Comment by Steve | August 5, 2011

  3. Steve I believe you’re right but I’m thinking that OPrompter isn’t acting because he is THAT stupid but maybe this has been his plan all along? Bring capitalism to it’s knees like all Nobama’s mentors’ have led him to believe.

    Comment by tnjack | August 6, 2011

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